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Photo Title: "S.S. Greenland" (left) and "S.S. Vanguard "
Description: Blessing of the sealing fleet ceremony with Baine, Johnston & Co. sealers, "Greenland" and "Vanguard" in ceremonial bunting, preparing to leave for the seal hunt, St. John's, Newfoundland.
Image No.: PF-001.1-A10
Image Location: Box01/pf001_a010.jpeg
Date of Creation: [between 1876 and 1909]
Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Biography/Admin History: "S.S. Greenland" - Built in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1872, wooden, 449 gross tons, official number 65085, registered at Montreal in 1872, owned by the Canada & Newfoundland Sealing & Fishing Co., Montreal. Caught fire and sank in 1884 but was refloated and repaired. In 1898 the "Greenland" met with more misfortune when 48 of its crew were lost on a sealing voyage. The vessel was finally destroyed by ice, 1907. S.S. "Vanguard" was built at Aberdeen, Scotland in 1872, 559 gross tons, official number 64329, registered at St. John's, Newfoundland in 1873 and owned by John Munn of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in 1875. She was lost April 14, 1909 after her propeller and main shaft were broken by ice while engaged in the Newfoundland seal fishery off the coast of the island. No lives were lost.
Collector: Capt. Harry Stone
Source Donor: Donated by Capt. Harry Stone
Collection Title: Capt. Harry Stone Collection, Part 1
Associated Material: PF-055 and textual material in R95-42
Restrictions on Access: Copyright expired
Copyright: p
Physical Condition: Excellent
Subjects: Greenland (Ship) / Vanguard (Ship) / Sealing--Ceremonies and practices.

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